Police Beat


Belfast man arrested after allegedly selling Vicodin pills to drug enforcement agents

By Abigail Curtis on July 31, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — Three police agencies worked together to charge a Belfast man with Class B trafficking in illegal prescription medication on Tuesday evening, according to Special Agent Jim Pease of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Steven Galati, 45, was stopped by the Belfast Police Department on Route 3 near …
Jeremy Robinson

Worker accused of using computer software to steal at least $2,500 from Camden employer

By Stephen Betts on July 31, 2014, at 12:47 p.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — A 23-year-old Rockland man is free on bail after being arrested last week for using software to steal from a Camden computer company. Jeremy Robinson was arrested July 21 and charged with felony theft, according to Camden police Detective Curt Andrick. The theft had been occurring for …

Bangor man accused of threatening woman, throwing her dog over balcony

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 31, 2014, at 11:40 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local man is facing multiple charges after allegedly making threats against a woman during an argument and assaulting her dog, according to police. Antonio Gordon, 31, is accused of domestic violence criminal threatening, obstructing the report of a crime and cruelty to animals stemming from an …
William Gerardi

Man accused of providing alcohol to two teens killed in Boothbay crash

By Beth Brogan on July 30, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
BOOTHBAY, Maine — A 21-year-old Connecticut man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police say he provided alcohol to two teens killed in an early morning car crash on Route 27. William M. Gerardi of Hebron, Connecticut, was charged with felony furnishing liquor to a minor after an investigation determined that …

Presque Isle teen charged after allegedly leading police on pursuit, crashing car

By Jen Lynds on July 30, 2014, at 1:59 p.m.
ASHLAND, Maine — A Presque Isle teenager escaped serious injury Tuesday evening after allegedly leading police on a chase through several towns and crashing into a telephone pole and a parked car. The incident began when Officer Tyler Cote attempted to stop the 19-year-old for speeding in town, Ashland Police …
Sgt. Alden Bustard (left) and Sgt. Tim Varney (right) of the Maine State Police stand on either side of a man taken into custody in connection with a reported stabbing Wednesday morning in Sullivan.

Man, woman charged in stabbing in Sullivan

By Bill Trotter on July 30, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
SULLIVAN, Maine — Two residents were arrested Wednesday morning after being involved in an altercation on Ashville Road that resulted in two people suffering stab wounds, according to state police. The two arrested in the incident left the scene, a mobile home on the corner of Dead End Lane, before …
A runaway pig in Oakland, that managed to elude authorities for the better part of July, was captured Monday after it was baited into a specially built pen with corn and ice cream.

‘The trails are safe’: Oakland pig captured, returned to owner

By Dawn Gagnon on July 29, 2014, at 5:03 p.m.
OAKLAND, Maine — The pig that terrorized a teenager walking the trails behind Messalonskee High School and more recently, frightened a local woman out for a walk in that area, has been caught, an Oakland Police official confirmed Tuesday. The pig has been returned to his owner, who didn’t even …
A sketch of the suspect created by the Sagadahoc Sheriff’s Department Detective Division.

Bath police investigating home invasion

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 29, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
BATH, Maine — Local police are investigating a home invasion that occurred last week, Bath Police Chief Michael Field said Tuesday. On Thursday, July 24, officers were dispatched to a Whiskeag Road residence to investigate a burglary in progress. Field said the homeowner discovered a male suspect inside. After the …
Erik Bickmore

Cambridge man accused of assault, threatening

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 29, 2014, at 2:43 p.m.
CAMBRIDGE, Maine — A local man is facing multiple charges after an alleged assault on an acquaintance over the weekend, police said Tuesday. The series of events leading to the arrest of Erik Bickmore, 22, started at 2 a.m. Sunday when police were called to a Cambridge residence to investigate …

Cumberland County sheriff’s office warns public of grand jury scam

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 29, 2014, at 1:13 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Over the last four months, Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies have been notified of several scam attempts in Greater Portland. According to Sheriff Kevin Joyce, callers claim that the victim has missed serving on the county’s grand jury and as a result there is a warrant for his …

Police disarm woman harming herself with pair of scissors

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 29, 2014, at 12:15 p.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A 45-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning after police learned she had been threatening to harm herself. When officers arrived at a Broadway apartment complex, they encountered the woman, whose name was not disclosed, cutting her arms with a pair of scissors and …
Mark A. Zaccadelli Sr.

Bristol man accused of biting, threatening neighbor with gun

By J.W. Oliver, Lincoln County News on July 29, 2014, at 10:39 a.m.
BRISTOL, Maine — A Bristol man faces threatening and terrorizing charges after allegedly biting a neighbor on the cheek and then holding a handgun to his head and threatening to kill him. Mark A. Zaccadelli Sr., 50, faces felony charges of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, reckless conduct with …

Waterville police investigating stabbing that sent man to hospital

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 29, 2014, at 9:55 a.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — Police are investigating a stabbing that sent a 24-year-old man to the hospital Monday night. Police arrived at a Carey Lane residence around 9 p.m. when they learned a man had been stabbed, according to Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey. The man’s name was not disclosed. The …
Daniel Sears

York police report arrest of intoxicated man carrying toy gun

By Susan Morse, The York Weekly on July 28, 2014, at 6:58 p.m.
YORK, Maine — After York police on Saturday asked a Canadian man staying at a local hotel for his identification, he returned with a gun by his side, according to police. Police didn’t immediately know it was a toy gun, according to Sgt. Steve Spofford. Daniel E. Sears, 42, of …

Two arrested on child pornography charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 28, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
GARDINER, Maine — Two men are facing child pornography charges after separate arrests in Gardiner and Fairfield last week, state police said. Barry Williams, 59, of Gardiner was arrested on Friday while Thomas Williams, 68, of Fairfield was taken into custody on Thursday, state police spokesman Stephen McCausland said. The …
Daniel Spear

Three arrested for allegedly setting fire to Rockland portable toilets

By Stephen Betts on July 28, 2014, at 11:55 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Two adults and a juvenile were arrested late Sunday and charged with setting fire to portable toilets at a popular Rockland beach. Daniel Spear, 19, who is listed as a transient, and Philip Seekins, 18, of Thomaston were both arrested and charged with arson, according to Rockland …
State police on Sunday found a family of five had been shot to death inside their Saco apartment.

Family of five found shot to death in Saco apartment

Bangor Daily News on July 27, 2014, at 8:13 p.m.
SACO, Maine — State police say a family of five was shot to death inside their Saco apartment and “no one outside of the family was responsible for the deaths.” A gun was found near one of the bodies, according to a news release issued Sunday night by Maine Department …
Jacob Lavoie of Caribou was charged on several counts after crashing this 2004 Volvo late Saturday night in Connor.

Caribou man charged after crashing car he allegedly took without permission

By Julia Bayly on July 27, 2014, at 9:13 a.m.
CONNOR, Maine — A Caribou man faces multiple charges after taking a car without the owner’s permission and crashing it next to the Madawaska River on Saturday night, according to Sgt. Brian Harris of the Maine State Police. Harris said Sunday morning that Jacob Lavoie, 19, was traveling in a …
Brandon Green

3 charged after allegedly threatening at gunpoint a Bangor Daily News delivery driver, wife

By Julia Bayly on July 26, 2014, at 8:58 a.m.
MAPLETON, Maine — Three people were charged with aggravated criminal threatening and aggravated criminal mischief on Friday after they mistook a newspaper delivery driver for someone else and viciously attacked his vehicle, according to police. Three adults and two juveniles were involved in the incident early Friday morning when the …
Tyler Malmstrom

Man who escaped from Belfast re-entry center arrested in South Boston

By Dawn Gagnon on July 25, 2014, at 6:53 p.m.
BOSTON, Massachusetts — The man who walked away from a minimum security re-entry corrections center in Belfast earlier this month was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Friday in South Boston, a Sanford Police Department detective said in a news release. Tyler Malmstrom, 23, of Lincolnville Center left the Maine Coastal Regional …
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